Technical data
Type G-8
Function Trainer, Sport
Year 1932
Crew 1
Engines 1*60hp Walter
Length 5.0m
Wingspan 8.0m
Wing area 9.0m2
Empty weight 320kg
Loaded weight 483kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 53.6
Power load (kg/hp) 8.0
Speed at 0m 150km/h
Landing Speed 80km/h
Landing Roll 100m
Takeoff Roll 80m
Ceiling 3000m
1000m 7.0min
2000m 18.0min
3000m 24.0min
Range 550km
Flight Endurance 4h
Fuel+Oil 70kg

G-8 by V.K.Gribovskij

Low-wing monoplane, built for sport and training purposes. Fuselage - plywood monocoque of oval cross-section, Wing roots 'integrated' with the fuselage. Wing is supported by two spars and stressed plywood skin, cowering the wing from the leading edge to the second spar. The rest - fabric. This construction was used by V.K.Gribovskij in all his following designs.

G-8 was built during 1931 at the workshop of Moscow Pilot School belonging to Osoaviakhim. First flights were performed in 1932.

In October 1932 pilot D.A.Koshits made 4500km flight Moscow - Riazan - Kazan - Samara - Saratov - Stalingrad - Rostov - Zaporozhje - Feodosia - Poltava - Kharkov - Moscow. No records were set, but reliability of aircraft was proven.

  • "Technica Vozdushnogo Flota" magazine, 1933, Vol.3 pp99-104;
  • "Technica Vozdushnogo Flota" magazine, 1937, Vol.4 p9;
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.429-430;
  • None

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